The fact that the Navy turned to a Linux-based IT infrastructure USS Zumwalt proves that the Navy believes Linux is Mission-Ready. Utilizing off-the-shelf hardware & software are a smart approach for the new ship.
Government agencies are increasingly turning to open source technologies in the wake of shrinking budgets and heightened cybersecurity concerns.
Mil-OSS Steering Committee member elected to co-Chair Open Source for America, an associate organization of Mil-OSS focused on promoting the use of open source technologies in the U.S. federal government.
Precision Guided Firearms (PGF) are heavily customized rifles fitted with advanced computerized scopes. Looking through the scope of a PGF presents you with a collection of data points and numbers, all designed to get a bullet directly from point A to point B.
The evolution of technological progress is to standardize and commoditize needs to provide a foundation upon which to build new capabilities and solve new problems. OSS is the present stage of that evolutionary process.
The Naval Air Systems Command has been developing open-source software for military avionics applications in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University.
The Distributed Data Framework (DDF) was released under the GPL and posted to Github today. The DDF can be downloaded at https://github.com/codice/ddf.
The DoD’s forward-thinking DARPA group plans to release open-source software that will let anyone design and run virtual tests on their own swimming tank. And will kick off the first phase of a contest with a enticing $1 million prize.
Mil-OSS Steering Committee Member interviewed by Tech Radar. Hellekson discusses Open Source in Government, Linux, OpenStack, and OSS commercialization
The compromise FY13 National Defense Authorization bill excludes language from the Senate version that would have required the use of a repository for all software code owned by the government.